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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810589/phenotypic-switch-in-lung-interstitial-macrophage-polarization-in-an-ovalbumin-induced-mouse-model-of-asthma
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Hanxiang Nie, Ailing Wang, Qing He, Qiaoyu Yang, Linlin Liu, Guqin Zhang, Yi Huang, Xuhong Ding, Hongying Yu, Suping Hu
Macrophage phenotype and function varies according to their polarized state, which in turn is dependent on microenvironmental stimuli. Under normal physiological conditions, lung interstitial macrophages that express interleukin (IL)-10 are considered to serve regulatory roles in the prevention of allergic reactions in the airways. However, the phenotypic profile of lung interstitial macrophages during the pathophysiology of asthma remains unknown. In the current study, the phenotypic characteristics of lung interstitial macrophages were investigated in an ovalbumin (OVA)-induced mouse model of asthma...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809842/noninvasive-sampling-of-mucosal-lining-fluid-for-the-quantification-of-in-vivo-upper-airway-immune-mediator-levels
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Helene M Wolsk, Bo L Chawes, Jonathan Thorsen, Jakob Stokholm, Klaus Bønnelykke, Susanne Brix, Hans Bisgaard
This protocol describes noninvasive sampling of undisturbed upper airway mucosal lining fluid. It also details the extraction procedure used prior to the analysis of immune mediators in fluid eluates for the study of the airway topical immune signature, without the need for stimulation procedures (often used by other techniques). The mucosal lining fluid is sampled on a strip of filter paper placed at the anterior part of the inferior turbinate and left for 2 min of absorption. Analytes are eluted from the filter papers, and the extracted protein-based eluates are analyzed by an electrochemiluminescence-based immunoassay, allowing for the high-sensitivity quantification of low- and high-level analytes in the same sample...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808576/-awake-ecco2r-superseded-intubation-in-a-near-fatal-asthma-attack
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Thomas-Michael Schneider, Tibor Bence, Franz Brettner
BACKGROUND: Near-fatal asthma attacks are life threatening events that often require mechanical ventilation. Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) is, beside extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a well-established rescue option whenever ventilation gets to its limits. But there seems to be very rare experience with those techniques in avoiding mechanical ventilation in severe asthma attacks. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old man with a near-fatal asthma attack deteriorated under non-invasive ventilation conditions...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802471/integrative-medicine-for-respiratory-conditions-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Gloria Y Yeh, Randy Horwitz
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are 2 common chronic respiratory disorders in primary care that cause considerable morbidity and mortality. This article reviews disease pathophysiology and outlines an integrative, multidimensional approach to the evaluation and management of these conditions, including pharmacotreatment, nutrition, supplements, self-care strategies, mind-body therapies, and other integrative modalities.
September 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792151/physical-activity-sedentary-habits-sleep-and-obesity-are-associated-with-asthma-allergic-rhinitis-and-atopic-dermatitis-in-korean-adolescents
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Man Sup Lim, Chang Hee Lee, Songyong Sim, Sung Kwang Hong, Hyo Geun Choi
PURPOSE: Since pathophysiologic evidence has been raised to suggest that obesity could facilitate an allergic reaction, obesity has been known as an independent risk factor for allergic disease such as asthma. However, the relationship between sedentary behavior and lifestyle which could lead to obesity, and those allergic diseases remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed the relations between physical activity, including sitting time for study, sitting time for leisure and sleep time, and obesity, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis using the Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey, which was conducted in 2013...
September 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769820/inhibition-of-toll-like-receptor-signaling-as-a-promising-therapy-for-inflammatory-diseases-a-journey-from-molecular-to-nano-therapeutics
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Wei Gao, Ye Xiong, Qiang Li, Hong Yang
The recognition of invading pathogens and endogenous molecules from damaged tissues by toll-like receptors (TLRs) triggers protective self-defense mechanisms. However, excessive TLR activation disrupts the immune homeostasis by sustained pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines production and consequently contributes to the development of many inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), infection-associated sepsis, atherosclerosis, and asthma. Therefore, inhibitors/antagonists targeting TLR signals may be beneficial to treat these disorders...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757156/emerging-understanding-of-the-mechanism-of-action-of-bronchial-thermoplasty-in-asthma
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REVIEW
J N S d'Hooghe, N H T Ten Hacken, E J M Weersink, P J Sterk, J T Annema, P I Bonta
Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) is an endoscopic treatment for moderate-to-severe asthma patients who are uncontrolled despite optimal medical therapy. Effectiveness of BT has been demonstrated in several randomized clinical trials. However, the asthma phenotype that benefits most of this treatment is unclear, partly because the mechanism of action is incompletely understood. BT was designed to reduce the amount of airway smooth muscle (ASM), but additional direct and indirect effects on airway pathophysiology are expected...
July 27, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752719/serum-estradiol-concentration-estradiol-to-progesterone-ratio-and-sputum-il-5-and-il-8-concentrations-are-increased-in-luteal-phase-of-the-menstrual-cycle-in-perimenstrual-asthma-patients
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A Semik-Orzech, S Skoczyński, W Pierzchała
Background. The results of the research on perimenstrual asthma (PMA) pathophysiology are inconsistent, and the role of sex hormones remains inconclusive. The aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of serum sex steroid (and other) hormones concentrations on lower airway inflammation of PMA patients. Methods. Thirty-three women of childbearing age diagnosed as: PMA (n = 13), non-PMA asthmatics (n = 10), and healthy controls (n = 10) were prospectively followed for 12 weeks over 2 consecutive menstrual cycles...
July 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748328/potential-therapeutic-use-of-il-37-a-key-suppressor-of-innate-immunity-and-allergic-immune-responses-mediated-by-mast-cells
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Pio Conti, Francesco Carinci, Gianfranco Lessiani, Enrico Spinas, Spyridon K Kritas, Gianpaolo Ronconi, Alessandro Caraffa, Theoharis C Theoharides
The host response to either exogenous or endogenous insults produces a series of changes, characterized by alterations in immunological functions and generation of mediators called cytokines which include the interleukin-1 (IL-1) family members. IL-1 acts as a hormone mediating the host responses to infection and inflammation. Blocking inflammatory IL-1 family members can be effective against inflammatory disorders, including allergies. IL-37, (formerly IL-1 family member 7), emerges as an inhibitor of innate and adaptive immunity by reducing circulating and organ cytokine levels...
July 26, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740175/genetic-and-functional-characterization-of-disease-associations-explains-comorbidity
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Carlota Rubio-Perez, Emre Guney, Daniel Aguilar, Janet Piñero, Javier Garcia-Garcia, Barbara Iadarola, Ferran Sanz, Narcís Fernandez-Fuentes, Laura I Furlong, Baldo Oliva
Understanding relationships between diseases, such as comorbidities, has important socio-economic implications, ranging from clinical study design to health care planning. Most studies characterize disease comorbidity using shared genetic origins, ignoring pathway-based commonalities between diseases. In this study, we define the disease pathways using an interactome-based extension of known disease-genes and introduce several measures of functional overlap. The analysis reveals 206 significant links among 94 diseases, giving rise to a highly clustered disease association network...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737932/ins-and-outs-in-environmental-and-occupational-safety-studies-of-asthma-and-engineered-nanomaterials
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Marina A Dobrovolskaia, Michael R Shurin, Valerian E Kagan, Anna A Shvedova
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 25 million Americans suffer from asthma. The disease total annual cost is about $56 billion and includes both the direct and indirect costs of medications, hospital stays, missed work, and decreased productivity. Air pollution with xenobiotics, bacterial agents, and industrial nanomaterials, such as carbon nanotubes, contribute to the exacerbation of this condition and are a point of particular attention in environmental toxicology as well as in occupational health and safety research...
July 24, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725641/mechanisms-mediating-pediatric-severe-asthma-and-potential-novel-therapies
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REVIEW
Aldara Martin Alonso, Sejal Saglani
Although a rare disease, severe therapy-resistant asthma in children is a cause of significant morbidity and results in utilization of approximately 50% of health-care resources for asthma. Improving control for children with severe asthma is, therefore, an urgent unmet clinical need. As a group, children with severe asthma have severe and multiple allergies, steroid resistant airway eosinophilia, and significant structural changes of the airway wall (airway remodeling). Omalizumab is currently the only add-on therapy that is licensed for use in children with severe asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702854/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-and-pulmonary-diseases-associated-with-aspergillosis-is-there-a-connection
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Maria N Gamaletsou, David W Denning
INTRODUCTION: We studied the relationship between GORD and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA), or Aspergillus bronchitis. BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is well known to initiate or exacerbate pulmonary inflammatory conditions, inducing bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive lung disease. METHODS: We reviewed four patients referred with elevated Aspergillus serology markers and marked pulmonary symptoms for ABPA, CPA, and Aspergillus bronchitis, and discussed the underlying pathophysiological relationship with GORD...
July 12, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684600/frontline-science-corticotropin-releasing-factor-receptor-subtype-1-is-a-critical-modulator-of-mast-cell-degranulation-and-stress-induced-pathophysiology
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Saravanan Ayyadurai, Amelia J Gibson, Susan D'Costa, Elizabeth L Overman, Laura J Sommerville, Ashwini C Poopal, Emily Mackey, Yihang Li, Adam J Moeser
Life stress is a major risk factor in the onset and exacerbation of mast cell-associated diseases, including allergy/anaphylaxis, asthma, and irritable bowel syndrome. Although it is known that mast cells are highly activated upon stressful events, the mechanisms by which stress modulates mast cell function and disease pathophysiology remains poorly understood. Here, we investigated the role of corticotropin-releasing factor receptor subtype 1 (CRF1) in mast cell degranulation and associated disease pathophysiology...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683596/reslizumab-in-the-treatment-of-inadequately-controlled-asthma-in-adults-and-adolescents-with-elevated-blood-eosinophils-clinical-trial-evidence-and-future-prospects
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Jorge Máspero
Eosinophils have long been implicated as playing a central role in the pathophysiology of asthma in many patients, and eosinophilic asthma is now recognized as an important asthma endotype. Eosinophil differentiation, maturation, migration, and survival are primarily under the control of interleukin-5 (IL-5). Reslizumab is a humanized monoclonal (immunoglobulin G4/κ) antibody that binds with high affinity to circulating human IL-5 and downregulates the IL-5 signaling pathway, potentially disrupting the maturation and survival of eosinophils...
July 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677827/the-overlaps-of-asthma-or-copd-with-osa-a-focused-review
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REVIEW
Robert L Owens, Madalina M Macrea, Mihaela Teodorescu
Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are the most common respiratory disorders worldwide. Given demographic and environmental changes, prevalence for each is likely to increase. Although exact numbers are not known, based on chance alone, many people will be affected by both lower airways obstruction and concomitant upper airway obstruction during sleep. Some recent studies suggest that there is a reciprocal interaction, with chronic lung disease predisposing to OSA, and OSA worsening control and outcomes from chronic lung disease...
July 5, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669635/neuropsychiatry-phenotype-in-asthma-psychological-stress-induced-alterations-of-the-neuroendocrine-immune-system-in-allergic-airway-inflammation
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REVIEW
Isao Ohno
Since the recognition of asthma as a syndrome with complex pathophysiological signs and symptoms, recent research has sought to classify asthma phenotypes based on its clinical and molecular pathological features. Psychological stress was first recognized as a potential immune system modulator of asthma at the end of the 19th century. The activation of the central nervous system (CNS) upon exposure to psychological stress is integral for the initiation of signal transduction processes. The stress hormones, including glucocorticoids, epinephrine, and norepinephrine, which are secreted following CNS activation, are involved in the immunological alterations involved in psychological stress-induced asthma exacerbation...
June 29, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658564/a-clustering-approach-to-identify-and-characterize-the-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-overlap-phenotype
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Keita Hirai, Toshihiro Shirai, Masayuki Suzuki, Taisuke Akamatsu, Takahito Suzuki, Ichiro Hayashi, Akito Yamamoto, Takefumi Akita, Satoru Morita, Kazuhiro Asada, Daiki Tsuji, Kazuyuki Inoue, Kunihiko Itoh
BACKGROUND: Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are heterogeneous diseases. The phenotypes that have clinical features of both asthma and COPD are still incompletely understood. OBJECTIVE: To clarify the best discriminators of the asthma-COPD overlap phenotype from asthma and COPD subgroups using a clustering approach. METHODS: This study assessed pathophysiological parameters, including mRNA expression levels of T helper cell-related transcription factors, namely, TBX21 (Th1), GATA3 (Th2), RORC (Th17), and FOXP3 (Treg), in peripheral blood mononuclear cells in asthma patients (n = 152) and in COPD patients (n = 50)...
June 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658558/the-atopic-march-current-insights-into-skin-barrier-dysfunction-and-epithelial-cell-derived-cytokines
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REVIEW
Hongwei Han, Florence Roan, Steven F Ziegler
Atopic dermatitis often precedes the development of other atopic diseases. The atopic march describes this temporal relationship in the natural history of atopic diseases. Although the pathophysiological mechanisms that underlie this relationship are poorly understood, epidemiological and genetic data have suggested that the skin might be an important route of sensitization to allergens. Animal models have begun to elucidate how skin barrier defects can lead to systemic allergen sensitization. Emerging data now suggest that epithelial cell-derived cytokines such as thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), IL-33, and IL-25 may drive the progression from atopic dermatitis to asthma and food allergy...
July 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656279/silencing-of-%C3%AE-1-integrin-regulates-airway-remodeling-by-regulating-the-transcription-of-soce%C3%A2-associated-genes-in-asthmatic-mice
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Chen Qiu, Wenwen Liu, Fei Shi, Mengjie Fen, Lili Ren, Hui Qi
The incidence of asthma is increasing globally; however, current treatments are only able to cure a certain proportion of patients. There is an urgent need to develop novel therapies. β1 integrin serves a role in the pathophysiology of asthma through the development of airway remodeling. The aim of the present study was to investigate silencing of the β1 integrin gene in pre‑clinical models of allergic asthma. BALB/c mice were sensitized with ovalbumin through intraperitoneal injection and repeated aerosolized ovalbumin...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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